COVID-19 Advice and Guidance

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Coronavirus and Mental HealthCOVID-9 Guidance in 10 Different LanguagesLocal Information and SupportMental Health VideosGuidance for Parents during COVID-19

Coronavirus and Mental Health

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is affecting all our lives. Many of us are struggling with how it’s affecting ourselves and our loved ones.

Those of us living with mental health problems are facing extra challenges too. We are still here to support you and to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.  

National Mind has lots of information and tips to help. Please click on the links below to find out more:
Coronavirus and your Wellbeing
Mask anxiety, face coverings and your mental health
Difficult feelings about the coronavirus pandemic
Coping with mental health problems during coronavirus
Accessing treatment and support during coronavirus
Young people and coronavirus
Student mental health during coronavirus
Supporting your teen’s mental health during coronavirus
Coronavirus and work
Coping with going into work during coronavirus
Bereavement and grief
Anxiety and panic attacks
Loneliness
Trauma
Coronavirus useful contacts

To download the Mind guide to Supporting Wellbeing at Home, based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, please click here.

You might also find these links helpful:

Public Heath England has published guidance, advice and tips around coronavirus and supporting mental wellbeing as part of their Every Mind Matters campaign.

Live Covid Dashboard

For data updates about COVID-19 cases in Buckinghamshire, please click here.

COVID-19 Guidance in 10 Different Languages

Race Equality Foundation has developed a national resource of written and audio materials for people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

The materials have been translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Kurdish, Punjabi, Portuguese, Polish, Somali, and Urdu, and include the following guidelines: 

  • Covid explanation of terms 
  • Shielding guidelines
  • Staying safe outside your home
  • Getting a Covid test
  • Coronavirus guidance for people who provide unpaid care to family and friends
  • Meeting with others
  • Support bubble
  • Looking after friends or family when they leave hospital
  • Vaccine for coronavirus
  • Safeguarding Factsheet: Community volunteers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak 

Please click here to access all these materials.

Local Information and Support

Buckinghamshire Council
Buckinghamshire Council has published Guidance for people who live or work in Buckinghamshire, which includes information on Community Support Hubs.

Community Impact Bucks
Community Impact Bucks has published Guidance and Advice for Voluntary Groups and Volunteers.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
A series of leaflets about coronavirus has been published by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. They contain information about how the coronavirus outbreak might affect your mental health, how to look after yourself, what to do if a problem persists, and where to find further information. Coronavirus leaflet series – Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Mental Health Advice: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Dial 111 for 24/7 mental health advice from the NHS for adults and children from Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

 

Healthy Minds
Healthy Minds, the NHS psychological service, helps thousands of people each year cope more effectively with their depression and anxiety. They have updated their website to include a range of short videos and links that will help you look after yourself and your loved ones during this very challenging time.

 

Sources of other local support
Our team are collating details of sources of other local support in our communities as we become aware of them. Please get in touch on 01494 463364 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm) or email us at info@bucksmind.org.uk.

Mental Health Videos

The video below provides tips on starting a conversation about mental health:


Below is a short video about how you can use the Five Ways to Wellbeing to help your wellbeing:

Guidance for Parents during COVID-19

Bucks Mind’s Children and Young People’s Team (CYP) are aware of the added stress and anxiety that families are experiencing during these uncertain times.

The team are still creating and sending newsletters and resources every month to schools across Buckinghamshire for staff to share with parents and students.

There are also great resources available online for parents and teachers:

Signposting for Parents and Young People in Bucks during COVID-19

If you would like to receive more of our resources, please email cyp@bucksmind.org.uk


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